16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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16 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Male
ferry + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Antalya
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  11​h 15​min
End: Male


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3
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
You've added Galata Koprusu, Bosphorus Strait, Balat, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul vacation planner .

Male, Maldives to Istanbul is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Maldives Time (MVT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Male in November, with highs in Istanbul at 17°C and lows at 17°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

2
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
On the 21st (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Hacibektas, then delve into the distant past at Özkonak Underground City, and then ride a horse along Lucky Horse Ranch. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours, then enjoy unforgettable views with Royal Balloon, and then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Goreme, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Nevsehir
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Off-Road & ATV Trails
Hacibektas ©
Hacibektas

3
nights
Antalya

Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kelebek Park and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in November: high temperatures in Antalya hover around 25°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Popular historic sites such as Hierapolis and Aphrodisias are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Pamukkale Thermal Pools and Buldan Suleymanli Yayla. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Ornaz Vadisi, learn about winemaking at Pamukkale Winery, and witness a stunning natural landmark at kirmizi su.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Denizli, Buldan Suleymanli Yayla, Aphrodisias
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Aphrodisias ©
Aphrodisias

2
nights
Bodrum City

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then steep yourself in history at Myndos Gate, then do a tasting at Vinbodrum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Castle of St. Peter. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Moden Leather Shop and then kick back and relax at Yaliciftlik Sahili.

Before you visit Bodrum City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Bodrum City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Bodrum City, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Yaliciftlik Sahili
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Vinbodrum ©
Vinbodrum

2
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at The Ecumenical Patriarchate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cinili Mosque, and then take a stroll through Istiklal Street.

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Getting from Bodrum City to Istanbul by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bodrum City in November, you will find days in Istanbul are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). You will leave for home on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Ecumenical Patriarchate ©
The Ecumenical Patriarchate
Cinili Mosque ©
Cinili Mosque
Istiklal Street ©
Istiklal Street

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